Google Reminds You That Today Is Father’s Day (And To Call Dad From Gmail)

by Blogburger on June 19, 2011


Google really wants you to use Gmail to call your dad to wish him a Happy Father’s Day. On the front page of Google search (which features a Dad-themed Doodle), Google has a message underneath the search box “Dad. Father. Pops. No matter what you call him, call your dad from Gmail.”

If you click on the message, you are taken to a page that shows you how you can call your Dad for free (in the U.S. and Canada) from Gmail. Google has even added a note in your Gmail chat roster, right under the “Call phone” link, to remind users to call their Dad.

Google launched Gmail Calling last August as a simple way for email client users to make free calls within their browser. Dialing a phone number works just like a normal phone. Just click “Call phone” at the top of your chat list and dial a number or enter a contact’s name. And the quality is pretty good and calls are free thanks to Google extending the offer of free calls in the U.S. and Canada through December.

While Google did create a special Doodle and tribute page for Mother’s Day this year, it did not promote one of Google’s products.




TechCrunch

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